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Three Furrows In Tongue
I have been craving salt so much for the past three days and it feels like the only way to satisfy it is to sprinkle salt on my tongue. why?
Several issues maybe: Salt craving can sometimes be caused by a serious underlying medical condition, such as Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency) or Bartter syndrome (a serious underlying kidney disorder). More common causes may be form lack of sodium as acquired through heavy seating periods or dehydration, causing salt loss in your system, etc. Seek medical help as increased salt may lead to high BP too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get checked?: If you have not had your dentist look at it, do it! it may be as simple as inflamed taste buds, or for that matter they may be normal you just never noticed them before. If your general dentist does not know he can refer you to an oral surgeon for a closer look. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the last three years the back of my tongue has been dark purple. It does change, get lighter but never 100% uniform. I am in good health.?
Coated tongue?: It' probably a coating on your tongue and could be related to many factors. In order to get it diagnosed accurately, you will need to see a dentist (or oral surgeon) who may refer you to a physician (or ENT specialist) depending upon his\her findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have what looks to be three taste buds on the side of my tongue that look like little spikes. They are not painful, but it feels like I have a hair?
Can someone tell me what is on my tongue there is three of then one ishealed 2nd one almost and third one is brand new is this another canker sores ??
Biopsy of my tongue want cancer buy he wants to see me back in three months then possibly do another biopsy in six months...Why?
Needs close followup: Tongue cancer is difficult to diagnose and your doctor feels you are at risk. If you have leukoplaque there are already changes on your tongue. If you are a smoker or have other risk factors then your doctor is concerned enough to keep a close eye. Early detection is the best chance to cure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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